Who are Cambridge MAC?

The Cambridge Money Advice Centre was founded in 2004 as a practical Christian response to the growing problem of debt in our city and country. Since then, our volunteers have helped hundreds of people escape the trap of debt and regain control of their lives.

Our first clients were referred to us by the Citizen’s Advice Bureau, who knew that we treat all our clients as individuals and work together with them to find the right solution every time. As our reputation has grown, we have forged links with housing support services, as well as family, social and mental health services. Many clients also recommend us to family members and friends who are also struggling.

Our advisers

Our advisers undertake several years of training to provide debt advice, and have a wealth of experience between them. All of them are volunteers. Some of our volunteers attend churches in Cambridge; others do not have a faith but believe in our mission to alleviate poverty. Our services are entirely non-faith based and we offer to support to people of all faiths and none.

Our Network

Cambridge MAC is a member of Community Money Advice (CMA), a national charity committed to supporting churches and community groups who have a passion to help people overcome their money problems. 

CMA provides all the resources, training and support needed to establish and maintain a local, free, face to face debt advice service.

Cambridge MAC is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority

Our supporters

We are particularly grateful to Cambridge City Council for renewing their support via our Community Grant, and to the Cambridgeshire Community Foundation through whom we  have received a number of significant grants from funders around Cambridge.  This year, we are also thrilled to acknowledge the grant we have received from the Frank Jackson Foundation. Information about our funding and expenditure is available on the Charity Commission website.

Annual Report

Our report for 2022 is available to view as a PDF and to download by clicking on this link: Annual Report & Financial Statements.

Community Money Advice Impact Report

The report for 2022-23 is available to view as a PDF and to download by clicking on this link: CMA Impact Report 2022-23